Minnesota's new congressman attends inauguration Minnesota's newest member of Congress, Republican Erik Paulson of the 3rd District, is among those attending today's inauguration. He spoke with MPR's Cathy Wurzer about the experience.6:20 a.m.
Commentator considers networking, Minnesota style Minnesota's state budget is running a deficit largely because of a down economy. For many people, especially the unemployed, weathering the economic storm means networking like crazy. But is all that networking really necessary in Minnesota?6:55 a.m.
Minnesotans among the millions in D.C. for inauguration Millions of people from all over the country are in the nation's capital to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama today, including many from Minnesota. One of them is Miguel Diaz, a professor of theology at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University.7:20 a.m.
Despite Crowds, 105-Year-Old Heads To Capitol
As soon as Barack Obama was elected president, Ella Mae Johnson went in search of inaugural tickets. Now the 105-year-old, who has witnessed black history firsthand, will make her way to the Capitol in Washington, D.C., despite the cold, crowds and long lines.
Obama Practices What He Preaches: Service
President-elect Barack Obama spent the day before his inauguration focusing on service. He called on Americans to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr by volunteering in their communities.
Black Politician Says He Represents All Americans
Like Barack Obama, Cory Booker is regarded as a leader whose appeal transcends racial politics. Booker is mayor of Newark, New Jersey. He talks with Renee Montagne about the new era of politics in which black elected officials can now represent all of America, just as white politicians once did.
Green Ball: Eco-Friendly Glamour
Besides becoming the first black president, Barack Obama may well be the greenest. He says he wants to "green up" the energy economy. Some people who want to help him do that came to the Green Inaugural Ball Monday night which was one of four environmentally-themed events scheduled for inauguration weekend.
Rev. Warren Draws Praise, Protests In Atlanta
The Rev. Rick Warren, the conservative pastor tapped to deliver the invocation at Barack Obama's inauguration, drew some opposition Monday in Atlanta, where he was the keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King holiday celebration. Warren is the pastor of the 22,000-member Saddleback Church in California and author of A Purpose Driven Life.
Remembering The Civil Rights Struggle
History will be made Tuesday when Barack Obama becomes the nation's first African-American president. For a lot of people who grew up during the struggle for civil rights, this is a historic moment.
Chrysler, Fiat Mulling Over Partnership
Chrysler reportedly is in talks with Italian carmaker Fiat about a possible alliance. Neither company has announced details. Industry publications report Fiat could take a stake in Chrysler. A deal might involve Fiat retooling Chrysler factories and helping Chrysler produce more fuel efficient vehicles. Fiat would also sell cars in the U.S. through Chrysler.
Extra! Extra! Read All About Obama's Inauguration!
Many newspaper publishers hope Barack Obama's inauguration will give them at least a one-day lift in circulation as Americans buy special commemorative editions. The Washington Post plans to use 500 street hawkers to try to get the papers into the hands of out-of-towners.